Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Wise Temple Sketch
A couple weekends ago a small but intrepid group from the Cincinnati Illustrators decided to brave the heat and sketch Wise Temple. I first noticed the amazing architecture of this building when my dad and I sat on its steps and sketched City Hall a couple months ago. The building is wrapped in two impressive lines of cornices and has two slender minarets with windows that make me wonder if a person can climb up and look out. According to the website, the building was built in 1866 at a cost of $263,525 and is described as being built in a Byzantine-Moorish style. From the photos on their website the interior is just as impressive as the outside, if not more-so.
The architecture of downtown Cincinnati never ceases to amaze me and I don't think we will ever run out of interesting subjects to sketch. You can see everyone's sketches here on the illustrator blog.